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Accession number: 09.26.01A-B
Category: Footwear
Object subtype: Man's
Date: 1950 – 1980
Materials: Leather
Measurements: 31 cm L x 9 cm W
Model: K - 908 / A/B 110 / 5005E
Marks/Label: Left shoe on sole: The Hartt Shoe On inside: K - 908 / A/B 110 / 5005E Inside heel: The Hartt Shoe " A.T.F. 10" Right shoe: The Hartt Shoe Inside the shoe same as on left Inside heel: Made Expressly for Leigh De Voe in St. John, NB / ….. Boot & Shoe Co. Ltd. Inside right shoe on small cloth label stitched to leather lining: Hartt Shoe
Narrative: These shoes were purchased for $5.99 for the Atlantic Theatre Festival from a second hand shop to possibly use in the Costume Department. Although well made and in good condition, the narrow length made them diffricult to fit any actors. Brogueing is a decorative feature in which sections of the shoe are punched and serrated on edges to create designs. In these two-toned 'Spectator' shoes, the toe and uppers, back and tongue are punched and serrated. The Hartt Shoe Company of Fredricton was an old established firm that made quality foot wear until they went our of business.
Description: Shoes are men's closed front lace brogues with pointy toes and stacked leather heel and sole. The shoes are two-toned 'Spectators'. They are medium brown with the mid upper section in off white suede leather. There 12 eyelets, brown laces and a tongue which is lined. There is a company stamp on the sole and inside the shoe.
Manufacturer: Hartt Shoe Co. Ltd.